Hello there! I hope you are having a nice day, like we are here in Philadelphia - warm, sunny, but breezy with no humidity. The kind of weather that I wish summer would have the whole time. And maybe somewhere it does, but not around here. By the end of the week the heat and humidity is predicted to be way up there, meaning that it won't just be miserable (in my opinion), but it will be really hard to breathe. Ick.
But I am going to do something to try and make me feel like summer isn't that bad, by hosting Christmas in July here on my blog. Here's how it will work.
Every Wednesday during July, I will post something for a giveaway for that week. It might be a book, or some kind of accessory for crafting or for your person, a pattern, yarn - to be honest, I'm not even sure right now exactly what each week will bring. All you'll have to do is answer a random question and then have your answer chosen in a random drawing later in that week (I'll let you know each time). The final Wednesday in July is the 25th, and since actual Christmas is also on a 25th, that will be the "grand prize" so to speak.
I've been thinking of this for a while, and initially was thinking it would be related to an informal make-along. But I know that many of you are like me, and as soon as you say you want to participate, you lose all crafty interest. So the giveaway idea came to me and I decided I liked that better!
This will also mean that I will be forced (in a good way, I mean it!) to respond to comments. I have tried the "notify me" thing but I'm still not getting comments mailed to me. I will admit that this has made me lazy about it, and I really haven't been making any effort to respond, and I miss the back and forth. I know that some people prefer responses via e-mail, rather than on the blog (I know I tend to forget to go back and see if someone answered me in the comments), so this will be a good way for me to get back in the habit of responding whenever I can.
I thought I'd announce this today, because a) I wanted all of you to know what was coming and not miss out by finding out too late, b) it's Monday, and something good should happen to make up for that, right? and, c) July begins NEXT WEEK!!
I hope that Christmas in July will be fun for all of us. :-)